Piscina Mirabilis is a Roman reservoir built by Emperor Augustus in the 1st century AD, in order to feed with drinking water the headquarter of his western Mediterranean war fleet. It was dug out a tuff hill, and it is based on a regular grid of pillars and arcs, with vaulted ceilings.
Participants of this competitions are asked to reuse this space as a Contemporary Art Museum.
Is it possible to bring life back inside one of the most important reservoirs of the ancient world?
The answer to this question is in the hands of the architects, the students, the designers and the engineers who will participate to this competition.
Finally, together with the Parco Archeologico dei Campi Flegrei @pa_fleg we’re glad to announce the exhibition “Reuse Visions for Piscina Mirabilis”.
The exhibition will begin on October 3rd and it will end on December, and it will be included in the Museum spaces.The opening ceremony with the institutions, the jurors and the participants will be held on:
Saturday October 3rd 2020
Museo Archeologico dei Campi Flegrei del Castello di Baia
Castello Aragonese di Baia – Via Castello n.39, 80070, Bacoli (Napoli)
Here the schedule:
10.30 – Opening Ceremony
(Free event by reservation, max 40 seats)
– 12.00 – Open visit
(Free event by reservation, max 100 people )
Here the reservation link:
According to the precautionary measures adopted to counteract and contain the spread of COVID-19, the event will be opened by reservation. Just those who fill out this form will be allowed to enter in the museum and participate to the events: at 10.30 am at the opening ceremony there are 40 available seats, and at the the open visit, 12.00, 100 available positions. You’ll receive a confirmation of the reservation a few days later you’ve filled out the form.
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What is the museum today? As a point of departure for the ‘Piscina Mirabilis’ competition, KooZA/rch invites you to reflect upon the role of this cultural institution in our contemporary society.
KooZA/rch has prepared a Pinterest board for you about this competition. Check it out!